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Per request I’ve updated the Deployment Guide for Office 2013 in 3 new versions. We now have deployment guides that covers the following scenarios: Deploying Office 2013 (MSI) using SCCM 2012 (Application Model) https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/How-to-Deploying-Office-0f954e7f Deploying Office 2016 (MSI) using SCCM 2012 (Application Model) https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/How-to-Deploying-Office-dc4e6d04 Deploying Office 365 (2016) using SCCM 2012 (Software Packages) https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/How-to-Deploying-Office-e9f296fb Deploying Office 365 (2016) using SCCM 2012 (Applications) https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/How-to-Deploying-Office-e9f296fb Deploying Office 365 (2016) using Microsoft Intune https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/How-to-Deploying-Office-e9f296fb /Enjoy

Microsoft Office 365 Click-to-Run (2016) was releases earlier this month, so I thought it was time to release a new and updated version of my previous guide for Office 2013. The previous version has been downloaded more than 35.000 times from Microsoft Technet. Thank you! The previous guide for Office 2013 can still be downloaded from Microsoft TechNet here: https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/How-to-Deploying-Office-0f954e7f Moving on with the new Office 365/2016 edition, I’ve asked my colleague and deployment specialist Hans Chr. Andersen to help me write this new guide, so we could cover more deployment scenarios, and get them out faster. We have a…

Update: Before you read this post, check out my new guide on TechNet right here: https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/How-to-Deploying-Office-e9f296fb Today Microsoft has released the Office 2016 Deployment Tool. This Tool allows administrators to customize and manage Office 2016 Click-to-Run deployments. It will also help administrators to manage installations sources, product/language combinations, and deployment configuration options for Office Click-to-Run. The tool can be downloaded here: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=49117&WT Prepareing and Deploying Office 2016 After downloading and extracting the Deployment Tool, we need to create a download.xml that is used to download or update the installation source with the latest version of Office 365 Pro Plus (2016).…

Last week I had the pleasure of doing a joined presentation with Jens Ole Kragh about Windows as a Service (Windows 10) at the System Center User Group Meeting in Copenhagen. The session covered some of the things that should be conciddered if you want to implement Windows 10 in your Enterprise. Our Slidedeck is now available on SlideShare: SCUG.DK – Windows as a Service – September 2015 from Ronni Pedersen Should you have any questions regarding deployment Windows 10, don’t hesitate to contact me. Slides from all the SCUG.DK sessions can be found here: http://www.scug.dk/2015/09/08/slides-from-the-september-2015-user-group-meeting/ And here on Microsoft Docs:…

If you upgrade to MDT 2013 Update 1 and then create a new MDT Boot Image in SCCM, you will learn that the WinPE-MDAC component are not added to the boot image as expected. By default the WinPE-MDAC component  are selected in the wizard, but if you check the Optional Components tab of the boot image, you’ll see that the WinPE-MDAC is missing. The wizard showing that WinPE-MDAC will be added: Properties after the Boot Images was created (WinPE-MDAC is missing): The fix is pretty simple. Just add the WinPE-MDAC component, and update the boot image. Now everything looks…

The Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2013 Update 1 is now available on the Microsoft Download Center. Significant changes in MDT 2013 Update 1: Support for the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) for Windows 10 Support for deployment and upgrade of Windows 10 Support for integration with System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager SP1 with the Windows 10 ADK (see this post on the Configuration Manager Team blog for more information on using the Windows 10 ADK with Configuration Manager) Detailed list of some specific changes in this release: Support for new Enterprise LTSB and Education editions of Windows 10…

When creating SCCM driver packages I always (99%) use WMI queries to select the correct driver package to be installed. Often I perform these tasks remotely without visiting the customer. The main reason for this blog post is to provide a list of useful commands that the customer can execute on the computer to get the WMI query I need. Depending on the hardware vendor you might want to use different commands, but these commands should provide most of the information you need. Here is the computer information that where returned by running the commands on my computer: wmic csproduct…

The last 2 months or so we’ve worked hard with many of our customers to fix a small problem with the Windows Update Agent on Windows 7. More Information on this problem: http://blogs.technet.com/b/configurationmgr/archive/2015/04/15/support-tip-configmgr-2012-update-scan-fails-and-causes-incorrect-compliance-status.aspx Last night Microsoft released an update for this specific problem and this blog post will explain how to deploy this fix in your environment. Download the update Start by downloading the Windows Update Agent version 7.6.7601.18847 for Windows 7 here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3050265 Create Collections In this example I’m using two collections as limiting collections that I’ve created earlier.  Query (x64): select SMS_R_SYSTEM.ResourceID,SMS_R_SYSTEM.ResourceType,SMS_R_SYSTEM.Name,SMS_R_SYSTEM.SMSUniqueIdentifier,SMS_R_SYSTEM.ResourceDomainORWorkgroup,SMS_R_SYSTEM.Client from SMS_R_System inner join SMS_G_System_COMPUTER_SYSTEM on…

Introduction Installing this service pack is very similar to previous service packs and CU updates but there are a few things you should be aware of. In this blog post, I’ll walk you through the upgrade process step-by-step in a SCCM 2012 R2 standalone primary scenario. As always, you should start by checking the health of the system, verify the backup, etc. At a minimum, you should check the following: Install any missing updates (security, critical and important). Verify you don’t have a pending restart. https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Get-PendingReboot-Query-bdb79542 Verify that you have a valid SQL backup. Guide: https://stevethompsonmvp.wordpress.com/2013/06/07/sql-server-backup-recommendations-for-configuration-manager/ Test that the site…

On the 28th April I’ll be delivering Free Tecnical Training with Rasmus Hald from Microsoft. It’s a full day with both hands-on and notes from the fields on deployment of  Managing Mobile Devices and Windows 10 in the Enterprise. The main focus will be administration and management of Windows 10 and Mobile Devices (Windows Phone, iOS Devices and Andriod). About the event: Date: 28. april 2014 (08:30 to 17:00) Location: Microsoft Danmark, Hellerup Techinal Level: 300 Language: Danish Price: Free Instructors: Ronni Pedersen (MVP) & Rasmus Hald (MSFT) Registration: Hellerup 28/4-2015 (Code: BDDF6B)* * limited seats avaliable Agenda: Introducing to…

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